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Ukrainians Pay Their Respects at Malaysia Jet Crash Site

Image: Flowers and mementos left by local residents at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 are pictured near the settlement of Rozspyne in the Donetsk region
Flowers and mementos left by local residents at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 are pictured near the settlement of Rozspyne in the Donetsk region on July 19. MAXIM ZMEYEV / Reuters

Local residents left flowers and mementos at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the settlement of Grabovo, Ukraine on Saturday to honor the tragedy's 298 victims.

World leaders on Sunday made a concerted effort to press for access to the crash site that is currently under the control of heavily armed pro-Russian separatist groups. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has so-far been the only international body to have briefly accessed the site along the Ukraine-Russian border.

Image: Flowers and mementos left by local residents lie on wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region
Mementos left by local residents lie on wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Grabovo, Ukraine on Saturday. MAXIM ZMEYEV / Reuters